BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT,2021-Deputy President William Ruto has continued to popularise his bottom-up approach which he says is intended to change the economy of the country if he climbs to the top seat.
On Friday, Ruto hosted small-scale traders from Embakasi North, Central, South, and Starehe constituencies at the Karen residence, Nairobi.
“Small and medium-sized enterprises are at the core of our drive to jumpstart Kenya’s economy under our bottom-up model as they sustain millions of livelihoods,” Ruto said.
The DP said that an inclusive and bold push will extend financial support and render a conducive investment climate that does not criminalise enterprises in the country.
He was joined by MPs James Gakuya, Millicent Omanga, Benjamin Gathiru, George Theuri, and former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru.
According to the DP, the current economic model has sidelined most of the people in the country who are in small-scale business, whom he said can contribute immensely to the country’s revenue if they are engaged.
His residence has been a hive of activity, as he meets leaders and different groups and intensifies his 2022 bid.
On Thursday, he met with grassroots leaders from Bahati, Subukia, Nakuru East, Nakuru West, Molo, and Rongai Constituencies at the Karen residence.
Ruto said that leaders must aspire to participate in progressive politics that unites and advances the interests of ordinary people.
“They must desist from engaging in the politics of ethnicity and hate that may divide the country. “